Welcome from the School Governors

School Governors are volunteers who want to make a positive contribution to children's education.

Governors play an important part in overseeing the running of the school in the interests of the community it serves.

Governors govern rather than manage. The governing body is made up of a cross-section of the local community and includes parent representatives of children at the school.

Estcots has 11 governors who have been elected and co-opted into the governing body. Parents and carers are actively encouraged to talk to governors and put forward any views, comments and opinions that you may have about the school.

Being a School Governor

Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The role of the governing body is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school.

Time and time again Ofsted has noted that the most effective schools demonstrate effective leadership and management – including by the governing body.

What do Governors do?

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors appoint the head teacher and deputy headteacher. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the headteacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.

Each individual governor is a member of a governing body, which is established in law as a corporate body. Individual governors may not act independently of the rest of the governing body. Decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing body.

The role of the governing body is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

  • set the aims and objectives for the school
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)
Mrs Rachel Brock<br>

Mrs Rachel Brock
Headteacher

Mrs Jackie Jones<br>

Mrs Jackie Jones
Deputy Headteacher

Canon Julia Peaty<br>

Canon Julia Peaty
Chair of Governors

Miss Gwyneth Gwenlan<br>

Miss Gwyneth Gwenlan
Community Governor

Mrs Helen Salter<br>

Mrs Helen Salter
Community Governor

Mr Michael Baker<br>

Mr Michael Baker
Vice Chair of Governors

Mr Brian Warrener<br>

Mr Brian Warrener
Community Governor

Mr Paul Meads<br>

Mr Paul Meads
Parent Governor

Mr Robert Taylor<br>

Mr Robert Taylor
Parent Governor

Mr Neil Hannay<br>

Mr Neil Hannay
Parent Governor

Mrs Judith Dean<br>

Mrs Judith Dean
Clerk to the Governors

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